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World Cup qualifiers: Switzerland recalls Derdiyok

Bern, Switzerland: Bayer Leverkusen forward Eren Derdiyok has been recalled for Switzerland's final World Cup qualifying matches, replacing Mario Gavranovic who was suspended by his Zurich club this week for poor discipline.Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 04, 2013 15:45 IST ]
world cup qualifiers switzerland recalls derdiyok
world cup qualifiers switzerland recalls derdiyok

Bern, Switzerland: Bayer Leverkusen forward Eren Derdiyok has been recalled for Switzerland's final World Cup qualifying matches, replacing Mario Gavranovic who was suspended by his Zurich club this week for poor discipline.




Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld recalled Derdiyok for the first time since a 0-0 draw in Cyprus in March.

Unbeaten and holding a five-point lead in Europe Group E, the Swiss need just two points from matches in Albania next Friday and at home to Slovenia four days later to confirm their place in Brazil next year.

Hitzfeld also recalled Johan Djourou after the Hamburger SV defender recovered from injury, and Freiburg pair Gelson Fernandes and Admir Mehmedi.

Switzerland aims to advance to its third straight World Cup finals.

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